CategorySocial Media
Twitter is a Complete Waste of Time!
6th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 79

Twitter is a Complete Waste of Time!

Every time I’ve written about Twitter (or FriendFeed or most other social media) I see comments left saying ‘Twitter is a waste of time’. My response is simple – yes it is. Twitter is a waste of time…. unless you use it in a way that isn’t. Twitter can be ...more
Social Media
MU vs NING for Community Building
2nd of June 2008 Darren Rowse 33

MU vs NING for Community Building

This is a guest post by Roni of GreenLiteBites. Roni has developed a successful online community, BlogToLose, to support her weight loss blog WeightWatchen. In 2005, I started a blog to track my weight loss progress after joining Weight Watchers. Initially, the site was a very egocentric attempt to be ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Come Join us in the ProBlogger Room on FriendFeed
24th of May 2008 Darren Rowse 18

Come Join us in the ProBlogger Room on FriendFeed

Most regular readers of ProBlogger will know that I’ve been playing quite heavily with Twitter over the last few months. I’ve found it to be a very fruitful exercise. Over the last month or two FriendFeed has been another tool that many bloggers are also playing with. I’ve dabbled with ...more
Social Media
What Are The Unspoken Rules of Social Networks?
20th of May 2008 Daniel Scocco 35

What Are The Unspoken Rules of Social Networks?

Bruce Simmons asks: Social Network sites like Digg and StumbleUpon and what not seem to have unspoken rules about who can promote a blog. What I mean to say or ask is: OK, with Digg, one cannot submit their own blog. But Twitter, you can chest thump all day long. ...more
Social Media
Which Social Bookmarking Site Would You Prefer to Hit the Front Page Of?
17th of May 2008 Darren Rowse 78

Which Social Bookmarking Site Would You Prefer to Hit the Front Page Of?

Here’s a question that might provoke some interesting discussion over the weekend: Which Social Bookmarking Site Would You Prefer to Hit the Front Page Of? Would you prefer to hit the popular page on Digg, hit StumbleUpon’s buzz page, make it big on Delicious, Mixx or Reddit or is there ...more
Reader Questions
Building Your Twitter Presence Part 3 – TweetBaiting
12th of May 2008 Darren Rowse 27

Building Your Twitter Presence Part 3 – TweetBaiting

Last week in my 5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence post John suggested that an additional strategy to grow your follower numbers in Twitter is to target bigger Twitter users for conversation. The logic behind this is that if you can get them to reply to you and even ...more
Social Media
Building Your Twitter Presence Part 2 – Pre-Prepared Tweets
9th of May 2008 Darren Rowse 25

Building Your Twitter Presence Part 2 – Pre-Prepared Tweets

Yesterday I wrote 5 tips to help increase your follower numbers on Twitter. Thanks to everyone for your comments and suggestions on the topic. As I read over the comments I realized that there were a few more things that I’d been learning on how to use Twitter that might ...more
Social Media
5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence in 2012
8th of May 2008 Darren Rowse 98

5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence in 2012

Twitter has a stronghold on the blogosphere, yet sometimes, it’s hard to be heard. If you’re struggling to grow your Twitter following, you’re not alone. I have more than 160,000 followers now, and quite a few readers have asked how I’ve grown my following. Here are my tips. 1. Leverage ...more
Featured Posts
It Takes a Gathering to Build a Crowd
4th of May 2008 Darren Rowse 36

It Takes a Gathering to Build a Crowd

In this guest post Steven Snell (who writes about social media at Traffikd) examines the topic of generating readership for your blog through social media. Image by shoothead If you spend much time on social media websites, I’m sure you’ve noticed that you tend to see many of the same ...more
Blog Promotion